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VIU, NIC and Tourism VI Partner on Virtual Networking Event

February 10, 2021

CONNECT, which aims to build connections between employers, industry professionals, students and faculty, takes place Wednesday, March 3 from 3-5 pm.Vancouver Island University (VIU) and North Island College (NIC) are partnering with Tourism Vancouver Island (TVI) for an engaging,... Read more

VIU Baking Program Rises to the Next Level

VIU Baking Program Rises to the Next Level

February 9, 2021

Bakers who want to start their own specialty business or take on commercial management roles can learn the skills they need at new program being offered at VIU.Students who love baking and are ready to take the next step toward becoming a professional baker or even selling their own... Read more

Kyla Hanington, VIU alum

VIU Alum Starts Award for Single Mothers

February 9, 2021

Receiving financial help changed Kyla Hanington’s life and the lives of her children when she was at university; now she wants to give back to families in similar situations.There were many times when Kyla Hanington was close to giving up on her university education.Every time this... Read more

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Scholarly Article Sheds Light on Whether Island Wolverines are a Distinct Subspecies

February 4, 2021

Through DNA analysis, VIU researchers determined that Vancouver Island wolverines are not a distinct subspecies from those found on the mainland in North America.Scientists and conservationists have been questioning for decades whether wolverines on Vancouver Island are a distinct... Read more

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Speaker Addresses Racism in the BC Health-care Sector

February 3, 2021

WHAT: VIU’s Engaged Citizens Speaker SeriesWHEN: Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 6:30 – 8 pmWHERE: Zoom webinar Join Dawn Thomas Aa ap waa iik, Associate Deputy Minister for Indigenous Health with the BC Ministry of Health, who will be presenting An Island Response... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: January 18 - 29, 2021

February 1, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU in the News. NEWS STORIESTop Performing article for the last two weeks:A VIU News Release: VIU Culinary Arts Student Cooking for Gold (featuring Culinary Arts student Ottis Crabbe) was picked up by CBC All Points West, Nanaimo... Read more

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VIU Graduate Student Joins National Advisory Committee

January 28, 2021

Master of Community Planning student Felicia Fischer will advise on initiatives that aim to advance sustainability and access at institutions across the country.­­A Vancouver Island University (VIU) student will have the chance to weigh in on collaborative sustainable development... Read more

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Alum of the Month: Dennis Año

January 28, 2021

Doing his master’s degree at VIU while working up to 30 hours a week as a Community Health Nurse was one of the biggest challenges Dennis Año (Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in International Management ’15) has ever taken on. After graduating, Año... Read more

VIU Shines Light on Inequities During Global Citizens Week

VIU Shines Light on Inequities During Global Citizens Week

January 27, 2021

Annual VIU event goes virtual with community conversations on building a more just society at home and abroad. In the midst of a pandemic and a year of reckoning with racial injustice, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Global Citizens Week is tackling the theme of... Read more

VIU Professor Assesses Leisure in the Time of a Pandemic

VIU Professor Assesses Leisure in the Time of a Pandemic

January 26, 2021

EXPERT COMMENTARY: VIU Recreation and Tourism Professor Joanne Schroeder says the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of access to leisure activities as an investment in the long-term health and well-being of communities.The urgent need to stop people from gathering in... Read more

VIU Voices

Here you will find helpful information about new initiatives at VIU, process and policies changes that affect how we work, stories about the people who make up this fantastic community and examples of the life-changing work our employees undertake on a regular basis.

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Community Classroom

Building resilience and community from home.

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